New Stormtroopers! Are there too many new designs?
StarWars.com revieled yesterday that a load of new Storm Trooper designs will appear in an upcoming arc of the Star Wars comic series called “The Last Flight of Harbinger”
In the interview the comic writer Jason Aaron says “It really focuses in on this new group of stormtroopers. We get to see them in action on their own little mission that also sets the stage for where we’re going in that next arc. At first it’s a mystery as to who the leader of the group is, but it will eventually be pretty obvious that it’s somebody we’ve met before…. The main thing I wanted to do was give more of a face to some of the stormtroopers. We’ve seen lots of them in the series, but they’ve all been pretty interchangeable, faceless bad guys. We haven’t gotten to know them. That was one of my favorite parts of The Force Awakens, getting to see and getting to know a real character who was a stormtrooper and somebody who, of course, has a conscience and changed his ways and joined up with the good guys. This is the opposite of that. It’s us peering inside the heads of somebody who is very gung-ho for the Empire and then the question, of course, is ‘Why? Why would you sign up to fight for the Empire?’ That’s something we’ll answer over the course of the story. We wanted to put a face on those enemies and also create a formidable group of bad guys because they’re up against our heroes,”
Take a look at this new group of Stormtroopers:
A lot of the new canon has shown that the people in the Empire have inner lives as well, and it’s going to be great to see the Stormtroopers as people. However, there is a worry that all these new troopers will muddy the water a little bit. The Rogue One trailer revealed yet more Stormtrooper designs, so its fair to ask… where were all these different types of Stormtroopers in the Original Trilogy? Its weird to think the Empire wouldn’t use any of these ‘elite’ solders to fight any of the core characters? It seems weird Luke and Han only saw one type of trooper.
Unless! Part of this new arc will show the reason that Stormtroopers were totally standardised during the last days of the Empire? What do you think, are you pleased we’re getting so many more trooper designs, or would you rather stay with the classics?